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Did You Know? Who Solomon Mahlangu was?
5 days ago
“My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight,” said Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu just before he was sent to the gallows for his execution. Solomon Mahlangu was a freedom fighter under the apartheid regime and remains one of the…
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Did you know? How to cope with the corona crisis
2 weeks ago
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has reached South Africa and we all need to be responsible and follow official health guidelines and procedures to stop the spread of the virus. We also need to support each other and be kind, considerate and compassionate in this stressful time, especially to those who are the most vulnerable to…
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Did You Know? Why Seasons Change
3 weeks ago
We experience different seasons throughout the year. In South Africa, we have four seasons: autumn from March to May, winter from June to August, spring from September to November and summer from December to February. But what is the reason for these seasonal changes? Many people think it is summer in some parts of the…
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How to stay sane in a lock down
5 days ago
On the evening of 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nation-wide lock down in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country. The lock down will take place for 21 days from midnight on Thursday 26 March to Thursday 16 April. Many measures have been implemented including that no…
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How to make roti's
10 months ago
Rotis is a favourite for many people. It is one of those things people really enjoy but not many people know how easy it is to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of cake flour half a teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of lukewarm water 70 grams of butter ( I use Marvello…
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How to protect your plants
11 months ago
Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to…
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Speaking ill of the dead
4 days ago
My mother passed away last year. She was two months short of her 80th birthday and while she had been incapacitated and bed-ridden for months, her death did not bring me the imagined relief I thought I would feel as her depleted primary caregiver. For months before she passed on, our life-long roles of her…
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I'm openly gay but you're not
2 weeks ago
How do I begin to deal with my pain without feeling like I’m pulling you out of the closet? Yes, I’m openly gay but you’re not. Mentioning your name in my social circles as the cause of my tears feels a lot like me outing you. I keep questioning my role in our untimely separation.…
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When being yourself is not enough
3 weeks ago
I remember growing up in Tembisa, how rumours could rear their ugly heads, spread like wildfire, and easily burn their victims. It was nasty, and uncalled for. When I was in Grade 10, there was a rumour that circulated on the Mxit social media platform that a classmate of mine had been sleeping around with…
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Mental health is not a joke
4 weeks ago
I remember an aunt of mine telling me, when I told her about my depression and anxiety, that I had white people’s problems. I remember her asking, “What exactly is that? She further exclaimed, “Nifunde kakhulu yaz.” This means, the fact that I’m educated has something to do with me experiencing a mental illness. Because…
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The Big Decision
a month ago
When I turned eighteen years old, I made the decision to be sexually active. I had the events logically planned out. It would happen a few days after my final matric exams. Prior to that, I would go to the clinic to insert a three-year birth control implant. I didn't want to be one of…
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When being a dark-skinned fat woman is criminal
a month ago
“I am sorry, but we do not have sizes for you here.” I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was a teenager and like all other children my age, I was in the habit of walking around malls window-shopping. This day was one of the few rare occasions in my childhood that I…
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Does gratitude make you happier?
2 months ago
I used to work with a woman named Sarah who was a cleaner. She was the kind of person who seemed to hum a song while she worked. She was young, so this job could not have been her dream gig, but she would take such pride in her designated cleaning area. In fact, for…
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Dear Woman
2 months ago
I convinced myself that what my fiancé was doing was normal. All men cheat, I thought, they are just wired that way. If I left him, no one would ever love me again. I was terrified by the thought of someone new; why would they stay if they knew I had two kids? Surely, they…
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Popular Professions: Caring
a week ago
Do you love helping people? Are you a kind, patient person with a big heart? Have you thought about becoming a carer? A carer is someone who usually works in a person’s house (although you might work in a bigger institution such as a retirement village). You help your patient, often an elderly or disabled…
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Trade realities: Electrician
3 weeks ago
Do you enjoy fixing things and working with your hands? Are you observant, responsible, safety conscious and with an eye for detail? Have you thought about becoming an electrician? There are many different types of electricians such as: • Regular Electrician • Engineering Electrician • Construction Electrician • Mining Electrician • Auto Electrician • Aircraft…
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Internships and volunteering - a path to employment
a month ago
Have you had your hopes of getting a job straight away dashed? Have you applied to study or sent in numerous job applications and nothing has worked out? What is the alternative to sitting at home doing nothing all year? What about looking for an internship or volunteering for an organisation? Volunteering can often be…